There are many sources of financial aid for students wishing to study for a postgraduate degree. IBEI recommends that applicants look into all the options for financial support available before sending their application. Candidates should bear in mind that most of the institutions offering financial assistance to students have very tight deadlines, and they often close applications months before the formal beginning of the academic year 2020-2021.
The information about scholarships, grants and loans offered below is not complete and is subject to change.
The Fundación Rafael del Pino offers several founding programmes, such as the “becas de excelencia" to Spanish students with leadership skills who stand out thanks to their excellent labour.
The Aga Kahn Foundation provides a number of scholarships for postgraduate studies every year to outstanding students from one of the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Madagascar, France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada.
The Swedish Board for Study Support (CSN) approves and sends out Swedish financial aid for studies, which includes both grants and loans to students of Sweden.
The Mexican National Science and Technology Council (CONACYT) grants scholarships to Mexican citizens to study postgraduate courses abroad.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) aims to encourage international relationships among higher education centres. The DAAD offers a wide range of programmes and scholarships to encourage and increase academic exchange between Germany and the rest of the world.
IBEI's Master's in International Relations was approved as an eligible programme to apply for scholarships from the Danish Education Support Agency (for Danish students).
The Ayacuch Foundation grants scholarships to Venezuelan students or professionals to carry out postgraduate courses in foreign countries.
Turkish applicants can apply for a scholarship within the framework of the Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme (JMSP), a project funded by the EU, aims at increasing the number of experts in the EU field and supporting Turkey’s administrative capacity. The programme supports academic studies at graduate or research level at a university or similar institution in one of the EU member countries. Scholarships are granted exclusively for academic studies directly related to Turkey’s EU harmonisation process and the EU acquis.
Norwegian students can apply for a Lanekassen grant to study a Master’s degree at IBEI. There are three elements: The first one is a grant to help with living expenses. The second one helps with tuition fees. The third element is the funding of the travel expenses. The amount awarded is dependent on things like the Master’s chosen by the student or the family income.
The British Leverhulme Trust offers grants for research and education. The Trust makes approximately 20 awards for postgraduate students (for a period of between 12 and 24 months) studying at an educational institution abroad, other than in the United Kingdom or the United States.
The Rotary Foundation is a non-profit organisation that promotes international understanding through its humanitarian service programmes and educational and cultural exchange work. The Goodwill Scholarships are the Rotary Foundation's oldest and most widespread programme. Scholarships are granted to those wishing to study for a postgraduate degree. During their stay abroad, students take on the role of goodwill ambassadors in the host country.
The Tan Kah Kee Foundation scholarships are open to citizens and permanent residents of Singapore who wish to study for full-time postgraduate degrees in any field. Applicants are assessed according to academic merit, exceptional personal character and bilingual ability. The scholarship is for 10,000 Singapore Dollars and is granted annually.
Veterans of the US Armed Forces can choose from a range of programmes and services provided by the federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The “GI Bill” (the term used for the different educational programmes run by the Department of Veterans Affairs) offers benefits to veterans and soldiers who wish to study university degrees. Both the Master's in International Relations and the Master's in International Security are approved, eligible programmes.